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"City of God" Director to Make Pakistani Rape Victim Film

Posted: February 10th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"City of God" Director to Make Pakistani Rape Victim FilmSubmit Comment
Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani rape victim who waged a legal battle against her attackers and the justice system that sanctioned the crime, will be the subject of a feature film to be written and helmed by "City of God" co-director Katia Lund.

When her young brother went before a council of tribal elders after he was accused of being seen with a girl from a rival tribe, Mai pleaded for his release. They spared him -- but ordered that she be gang-raped in public to shame her family. While most victims of this authorized crime commit suicide rather than exist as a pariah, Mai fought back.

She took her case to Pakistani authorities, and her ordeal drew international attention through press attention and particularly stories written by New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, who may become a character in the film.

The press attention shamed the government into prosecuting her attackers, and Mai emerged as a galvanizing figure in a crusade to reform women's rights in a male-dominated culture.

Source: Variety


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minkowski writes:
on February 10th, 2009 at 2:13:37 AM

Reading this story, and thinking of other similar news reports, I have but two statements: 1. I will NEVER watch this film. I already know good and evil exist 2. Someone, God, Obama whoever, needs to take the good people out of Pakistan and nuke the rest of the f*cking country. 'Court' (council) ordered gang rapes??? What century am I currently in? Five thousand BC?
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on February 10th, 2009 at 10:19:48 AM

what the f*ck?!?! thats how people get punished in other countries by being gang raped in public?! my god! what the f*ck is wrong with this world?!
yoasche writes:
on February 10th, 2009 at 10:30:10 AM

agreed, and why the f*ck would he decide to make a film like this. i mean with City of God under your belt make something thats even more of a kickass filmride and shoot for best picture or something, not sundance sh*t. anyways f*ck off. and if your reading this zack your a puss
Dinka writes:
on February 10th, 2009 at 1:55:55 PM

If the start of a movie pitch is the first time you've ever heard this story, you need to get off this website and pick up a newspaper. I would be interested in seeing this film, but not as a "based on a true story" concept. If the filmmakers wish to educate viewers and bring to light cultural issues such as these, it should be done as a doc*mentary. Yes, Mai is - without a doubt - a hero, but I can see a fictionized film version of this story turning into ammunition against Americanized filmmakers as well.
mattcl23 writes:
on February 10th, 2009 at 2:39:58 PM

This is just completely sad.
WAFFLE MAN writes:
on February 10th, 2009 at 3:41:00 PM

Yeah ok I know I wouldn't want to even know about this movie but it's too late now....... I GOT IT!....... why not make a movie about starving people in a 3rd world country while your at it!........... you f*cking ass what a stupid idea Dinka is right that's a doc*mentary not movie.
synthetic1985 writes:
on February 10th, 2009 at 4:46:10 PM

WAFFLE MAN...you got it!....lol....it really sucks though....they want to make movies about poor people...but then they release a movie like 'confessions of a shopaholic' about rich people...thereby making the poor people feel more worthless...then they expect people in the middle, like us, to appraise them for it?...somebody please pull the dildo[s] out of hollywood's ass...PLEASE!!
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on February 10th, 2009 at 6:49:56 PM

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